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Closed:  December 24 - January 31,

August 1-31

Folk Art Nativities 201319-Oct-2013

Folk Art Nativities of the Americas opens at the Museum of the Americas with the addition of a 19” high, three-dimensional retablo from Lima, Peru. This extraordinary retablo features the birth of Jesus in the bottom tier and the throne of the Risen Christ in the top tier. This piece and..


Beads and Rawhide: Heritage of the Plains Indians09-Mar-2013

The Plains Indians we know from film and books are defined by the advent of the horse in the 17th and 18th centuries, horses which were introduced to the New World by the Spaniards. Plains Indians were primarily nomadic and ranged across the vast tableland of grass stretching from Northern Albe..


The Living Maya06-Oct-2012

The end of the Mayan Calendar, December 21, 2012, has sparked dire predictions and focused much interest on the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. The Museum of the Americas presents The Living Maya to mark this year and to feature the present—day peoples who are the direct desce..


Best of the Collection: 10-Year Celebration03-Mar-2012

In celebration of a decade of effort to expose and educate visitors to the diverse range, vitality, and artistic merits of material culture and folk art produced by indigenous peoples of the Americas, the Museum invites the public to the opening of Best of the Collection: Ten Year Anniversary Celebr..


Day of The Dead02-Nov-2011

Museum of the Americas invites the public to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos with an Open House, refreshments, and traditional ofrenda on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In addition, the museum will preview the exhibit, Folk Art Nativities of the Americas, which will b..


Folk Art Nativities22-Oct-2011

Folk Art Nativities of the Americas features over 100 nativites crafted by village artisans and indigenous peoples from throughout the Native American Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. They share traditional elements but display great variety in color and size, in med..


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Discover ALL of The Americas

The Museum of the Americas presents the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a representative collection of late 19th and 20th century artifacts, crafts, and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of these peoples are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use, for religious ceremonies and for trade.

 

 

The goal of the Museum of the Americas is to nurture understanding of and appreciate for diverse peoples, their history, the beauty they create, and their struggles to survive and preserve their culture when adapting to a changing and often harsh world.

 

Explore the carvings of Northwest Coast Indians, the graphics of the Plains Indians, colorful custumes of the Seminole Indians of Florida, intricately designed molas from the Kuna Indians of Panama, a complete miniature Mexican village, santos, retablos, and a 19th century altar from Mexico. Take a visual trip through the Western Hemisphere of the past and the present.

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